12 Vancouver concerts this weekend, January 11-13

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      FRIDAY: Delta bluesman and guitar maker Super Chikan performs at the Rio Theatre with the Mojo Stars and guest Steve Kozak.

      FRIDAY: electronic artist Sven Gamsky (Still Woozy) performs at the Biltmore Cabaret.

      FRIDAY: the Astrid Sars Trio performs classic and New Orleans jazz at Tyrant Studios.

      SATURDAY: British fingerstyle jazz-guitar virtuoso Martin Taylor performs at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.

      SATURDAY: eighteen local bands perform at a David Bowie-inspired cancer benefit at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      SATURDAY: live music by the Mike Cody Band is featured at the East Coast Kitchen launch party at the Portside Pub.

      SATURDAY: New York City jazz pianist Ray Gallon performs at Pat's Pub & Brewhouse.

      SATURDAY: tributes to Rage Against the Machine, AC/DC, and Kiss are performed at Surrey's Blackbird Hall by Calm Like A Bomb, Bonnie Scott, and Alive n Kissin.

      SATURDAY: Vancouver art-pop band Only a Visitor performs at the Cultch, with guest Wallgrin.

      SUNDAY: Arizona alternative-rock quartet Kongos plays the Imperial Vancouver.

      SUNDAY: Sunday Afternoon Soul at the Fairview Pub features world music by Ardent Tribe.

      SUNDAY: Vancouver jazz quintet Karen Graves & Mimosa performs Brazilian Sambas, French 60's pop, and cabaret at Surrey's Northwood United Church.